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Sun Ra Arkestra: ULU, London

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 23 June 1990

WORD OF mouth has drawn a near sell-out (To a free gig? — Ed) crowd to catch the legendary Sun Ra. Amidst rumours that he'll play his Disney set (he doesn't, the vibes aren't right) and that he won't last very long, the audience — including local celebs and a cornucopia of musicians — have come to worship this slight jovial figure whose innovations have captured the minds of funk, jazz and rock musicians alike.

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